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TCC, EDC Hope To Appeal To Younger Crowd With National Manufacturing Day Event

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Friday marks National Manufacturing Day, and local business leaders are hosting a roundtable focused on getting a younger crowd involved.

The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee-Leon County focuses on seven industry sectors—one of which is manufacturing. EDC Spokesman James Miller says his group’s partnering with Tallahassee Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, or the AMTC, to hold a “half day celebration of manufacturing” to mark its importance on the community.

“The event will feature staff from the AMTC and local high school students basically getting a one-on-one instruction on manufacturing tools and machines over there,” said Miller. “In addition, we’ll have speakers from TCC talking about manufacturing and workforce training availability. We’ll also hear from representatives from the Manufacturers Association of Florida and we just found out we’re going to hear from the Department of Economic Opportunity as well. So, it should be a great day and we’re really excited about it.”

The Capital Region Manufacturers Industry Sector Roundtable will take place Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the AMTC on TCC’s campus. The day as a whole starts at 9:30 a.m.

Students from Wakulla High School, Madison High School and James Madison Preparatory School are expected to attend.

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